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November 8th, 2019

Meet 2019 NewSong finalist Jae Jin

NewSong is proud to introduce 2019 finalist Jae Jin! The singer-songwriter from Wolftown, VA will join his fellow finalists onstage at Isis Music Hall on Saturday Nov. 23 for the final competition.

Jae Jin is an independent global recording artist, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist & actor. He has self-released 3 albums: Kairos (2015), Baltimore Boulevard (EP, 2017), and his most recent album, an anthemic full-length titled Letters and Drinks.‘ 

We asked Jae about his musical inspiration, songwriting process and what music news he has coming up in the Q&A below. 

Connect with Jae Jin on his website, Facebook page, Twitter, and Instagram @JaeJinMusic. For more information on attending this event, please visit our Facebook event page. Purchase tickets here

What are your most significant musical/artistic inspirations?

My biggest inspiration comes from the relationships with the people around me. The connections around me are necessary for the creation of words that sufficiently capture my thoughts, feelings, and struggles, which allows for others to connect to those feelings. My faith is also a major part of what influences my art, who I am, and why I create.

What is your songwriting process like?

My songwriting process is quite introspective and painstaking. The process is a long, arduous one. None of my songs actually come to a place where I think they are finished. Rather, I reach a certain point where I need to arbitrarily decide to allow for a song to be shared, at whatever point it is in regards to being completed. I always write my lyrics first, almost in the form of prose or poetry and slowly allow for them to come into the grooves and shapes of the top lines of the melodies once I introduce the written component to the music.

What was your reaction to being named a NewSong finalist?

Honestly, surprised and humbled. I am excited to compete for the chance to represent NewSong as the grand prize winner. I am excited at the prospects to perform in places I wouldn’t have otherwise, and to be able to work at the Echo Mountain studios with talented creatives.

What music news would you like to share with readers?

My latest album, titled Letters and Drinks, is a full-length album I painstakingly created and released. Numerous songs from that album won songwriting awards including the 2019 John Lennon Songwriting Award, 2019 International Songwriting Competition, 2019 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA), 2018 SongDoor International Songwriting Competition, and the 2018 Hollywood Music in Media Awards.
For more information on attending this event, please visit our Facebook event page. Buy tickets here